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More Images of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Station in San Antonio
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio postcard
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio postcard.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio in the 1920's
1968 picture of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio
1967 image of the now empty Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio, 1967
Highly stylized image of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in
San Antonio from the General Motors diesel locomotive division
Highly stylized poster image of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio from the General Motors diesel locomotive division
Early Aerial View of the San Antonio MK&T Yard at Durango
Bird's eye view of the San Antonio MKT passenger station, freight depot and yard. It is an early picture, as Durango (now Cesar Chavez Blvd) stops at Flores and does continue as it does today.
Bird's eye view of the San Antonio Missouri-Kansas-Texas passenger station, freight depot and yard in the 1950s.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint images
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Blueprint signature detail.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image

Interior detail.
Tower detail.
Interior detail.
Interior detail.
Track Layout showing passenger and freight depots.
Bruce Blalock and the San Antonio MK&T blueprint images
How Bruce Blalock, who owns and operates the Katy House B&B in Smithville came to own the original and only full size original blueprints of the San Antonio MK&T station in San Antonio is an amazing tale. A friend of his happened to be passing the Katy's main offices in Denton Texas in 1988 when they were being ruthlessly cleared out following the sale of the railroad to the Union Pacific. Stuff Katy enthusiasts would pay dearly for today was being dropped into dumpster via large plastic chutes installed at various upper floor windows. Bruce's friend was able to simply walk through the chaotic scene helping himself, almost at random, to anything he could see. One of the things he saved were these original drawings made by the architect in 1914. No other copies are known to exist. Before it was learned, in a casual conversation, that Bruce had them, a thorough search of historical and architectural archives in three cities yielded nothing.
MK&T Freigght service and yard in San Antonio
MKT freight advert from 1952 timetable.
1955 MK&T freight timetable
1956 Katy Advert.
Sloan freight yard in San Antonio. The MKT's reputation as a very well groomed railroad was well deserved
Sloan freight yard in San Antonio in 1969, when maintenance had slipped considerably
Missouri Kansas & Texas freight office in downtown San Antonio, in the 1980s. This was the view you saw from S. Santa Rosa.
MK&T Sloan Yard, San Antonio in the 1960s
Missouri Kansas & Texas baggage car in 1961
San Antonio KATY yard, 1966. Pullman Clover Glade & 2 Santa Fe cafe observation cars, #1510 & #1511.
Santa Fe Cafe Observation cars #1510& #1511 in San Antonio KATY yard, 1966.
MK&T work car at the KATY yard in San Antonio, 1964.
MK&T #1510 was not as lucky as #1511. Here it is being scrapped by Newell of San Antonio.
Santa Fe Cafe / Observation Car #1511 being painted by TTM volunteers at the San Antonio KATY yard. Note KATY switcher behind car.
Santa Fe 1511, exterior paint completed, in MKT yard. Still owned by TTM, the car is operated on the Texas State Railroad near Nacogdoches
Santa Fe 1511 in TTM colors behind MKT train en route to New Braunfels, 1967. Note KATY caboose. The MKT ceased passenger operations from San Antonio in 1964.
Santa Fe 1511 & MKT Pullman "Clover Glade" in the Katy Yard, San Antonio.
Two ex Santa Fe cars, #1511, a cafe / observation car and #404, a business car in the San Antonio KATY yard. Both were acquired by TTM. The 404 is still in San Antonio. The 1511 operates on the Texas State Railroad near Nacogdoches but is owned by TTM.
Clover Glade & Santa Fe 1511, in San Antonio KATY yard. The passenger car is now on display at the Railroad museum in Temple, Texas
Pullman "Clover Glade." Ex M.K.T. car. This 8 section, five bedroom car was briefly owned by TTM. The passenger car is now on display at the Railroad museum in Temple, Texas
M.K.T. Pullman "McKeever" in San Antonio KATY yard, 1966
M.K.T. Pullman "McKeever" in San Antonio KATY yard, 1966.
The museum acquired a lot of rolling stock from the KATY yard in 1966, not all of it ex-MKT. The Santa Fe Cafe Observation car 1511 would have a much better fate than its sister car, #1510 which was unceremoniously scrapped. After being put in service on main lines for TTM excursions (see also the Missouri Pacific page) it was transferred to the Texas State Railroad that runs between Rusk and Palestine. Caboose 835 was also sold and has just recently re-emerged in the hands of Bruce Blalock. The Clover Glade was kept for a few years only and never made it to our "new" site. Santa Fe Business car 404, of course, did make it here, and has been with us since our earliest day at our current location. (We've been here over 30 years but started off down town at the Pearl Brewery.) The McKeever has been with us a good long time as well after fifteen years or so at a place on lake Placid, near Seguin. Those were strange days. The railroads were desperate to get rid of their passenger cars. What vandals and scrap yards did not get to, time and weather have and much of what is out there is not worth having.
Images of the MKT in other South Texas towns
(See links on the side for New Braunfels and San Marcos pages)
The MK&T railroad depot in Bastrop, Texas
MKT railroad depot in Bastrop.
The MK&T railroad depot in Bastrop.
The MK&T railroad depot in Bastrop.
The MK&T railroad depot in Lockhart, Texas
The MKT railroad depot in Lockhart.
The MKT railroad depot in Lockhart.
The MK&T railroad station in Smithville, Texas
Train at the 2nd Katy railroad station in Smithville.
The 2nd railroad depot in Smithville. This larger depot replaced a smaller one after Smithville was chosen to be the division center with rail shops for most of Texas.
2nd Katy railroad depot in Smithville. It was lost to a fire and replaced

3rd Missouri-Kansas-texas railroad depot in Smithville. This one burnt down as well, after it became a furniture foam factory following its closure by the Katy
3rd MK&T railroad station in Smithville.
The MK&T turntable and roundhouse in Smithville.
MKT Locomotives. Many Photographed in San Antonio
The Katy Limited postcard
MK&T steam locomotive 356.
MK&T steam locomotive 741.
MK&T train leaving San Antonio, 1948.
M-K-T locomotive #368 in San Antonio, 1943.
Train of Tomorrow at the Missouri Kansas & Texas Texas railroad station in San Antonio, 1948
Katy locomotive #385 in San Antonio, 1949.
Missouri Kansas & Texas Texas Special heading south from Austin, 1949
Missouri, Kansas & Texas locomotive #62 in San Antonio, 1952.
The Texas Special power units
2 MK&T locomotives, an F and an E unit.
Missouri Kansas & Texas Texas Special, 1949
MK&T (MIssouri-Kansas-Texas) train in San Marcos, 1951.
ALCO powered MK&T train in San Marcos, 1951.
Missouri Kansas & Texas locomotive in San Antonio, 1952
2nd generation Katy diesel locomotive towards the end of the MK&T's red paint scheme
An elderly M-K-T F unit locomotive in the Katy's green paint scheme.
Three Missouri-Kansas-Texas locomotives in the 1980s
Drawings of an MKT Alco locomotive
MKT ALCO.
MKT ALCO.
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